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Ka-60 Kasatka

The Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka is a Russian Air Force helicopter that first flew 24 December 1998. 

 

Design and development

The Ka-60 has an estimated local military market of 200 units ( Army aviation units, Border Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs ). [ citation needed ] Intended as a replacement for the Mil Mi-8 , the Ka-60 is to be used for reconnaissance , for transporting air-assault forces, radio-electronic jamming, for special-operations missions and for various light-transport missions.  Variations for foreign sale are expected.  Manufacture is to take place at Ulan-Ude .

 

General characteristics

Crew: Two

Capacity:

 Up to 16 infantry troops or 6 stretchers (Ka-60)

 14 passengers (Ka-62)

 2,000 kg (4,409 lb) (internal), 2,750 kg (6,062 lb) (external- Ka 60)

Length: 15.60 m [ 5 ] (51 ft 2¼ in)

Rotor diameter: 13.50 m (44 ft 3½ in)

Height: 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)

Disc area: 143.10 m² (1,540.3 sq ft)

Loaded weight: 6,000 kg (13,228 lb)

Max. takeoff weight : 6,500 kg (14,330 lb)

Powerplant : 2 × Rybinsk RD-600 V turboshafts , 956 kW (1,282 shp ) each

 

Performance

Maximum speed : 300 km/h (162 knots , 185 mph)

Cruise speed : 275 km/h (148 knots, 171 mph)

Range : 615 km (332 nmi , 382mi)

Service ceiling : 5,150 m (16,900 ft)

Rate of climb : 10.4 m/s (2,050 ft/min) at sea level